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Shadows and Enlightenment - Baxandall, Michael
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Shadows are holes in light. They are see all the time and sometimes noticed, but their part in our visual experience of the world is mysterious. This text draws on contemporary cognitive science, 18th-century theories of visual perception and art history to discuss shadows and the visual knowledge they can offer. The author begins by describing the physical constitution and different varieties of shadows. He then sketches the 18th-century empirical/nativist debate on the role of shadows in the perception of shape. Next, he ...

Shadows and Enlightenment 1997, Yale University Press, New Haven

ISBN-13: 9780300072723

Revised edition

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Shadows and Enlightenment 1995, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300059793